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Johnson Lodge
Ranked #3 of 118 Hotels in Manali
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Donegal Town, Ireland
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“comfortable accomodation and good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

stayed here in sept 2013 for two nights after travelling on a bus from mandi. This was a luxury compared to some of our hotels! Set in a ncie garden area, rooms are extremely big, airy with fans and a lovely bathroom you will be happy to spend time in! the food is great, portions are huge and tasty. next door is the johnson bar with fun and cheap drinks menua nd cocktails, the town is only a ten minute stroll away and a few temples in the woods a short distance away. highly recommend and not too pricey!

Room Tip: higher rooms have the best view of the forests and overlook the garden
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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JohnsonLodge, Public Relations Manager at Johnson Lodge, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for leaving such a wonderful comment. Your detailed and fantastic review should be very helpful for other travelers. Its great to know that you loved our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Thanks and Regards,
Johnson Lodge Team!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

This hotel is very well located and a very elegant property. Mall road is in the vicinity, just few step away. Hidimba Temple & Manu Temple is also very close to the hotel (Rs.50 via Auto). Food is a bit costly inside the hotel but having said that there are lot of option in Mall road.

Overall a recommended property in Manali.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Krishnendu82
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JohnsonLodge, Public Relations Manager at Johnson Lodge, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for writing such a phenomenal review. We agree that Johnson Lodge is very well located and is easily accessible to all the sightseeing points. We're glad that we have been able to provide the consistency and positive experience our guests deserve. Thanks again and please hurry back to see us.

Thanks and Regards,
Johnson Lodge Team!
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New Delhi, India
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

We had stayed there for 3 nights and 4 days for our Honeymoon. it is the best property in Manali. staff is courteous, prompt room service, food is amazing and finger licking, view from room is awesome and breathtaking. All the important places are just walk away like Mall Road, Bus Stop, Hiddimbba Temple, Tibetan Monastery, Beas River etc. Johnson Lodge gives you all the things under one roof and it is best for all age type. they have Restaurant(best food in manali), Bar, Spa and every Saturday Night party etc..

Room Tip: all the rooms are good and same. you may choose room on 1st floor.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mansinghraj
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JohnsonLodge, Public Relations Manager at Johnson Lodge, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking time to review us on TripAdvisor. We liked your comment that Johnson Lodge gives you all the things under one roof. We strive to be the best and uphold the Johnson standards. Our ambiance, location and our staff makes the difference between good and great. The whole team always look forward to welcoming you back.

Thanks and Regards,
Johnson Lodge Team!
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Delhi, Delhi, India
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

I stayed there for one night during my trip to lahaul, it's a beautiful lodge with all the amenities. I loved their pet friendly feature the most, Nisha who attended us made our stay more beautiful, friendly staff, best place to stay In Manali

Stayed June 2014
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JohnsonLodge, Public Relations Manager at Johnson Lodge, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Dear Mam,

Thank you for such a wonderful review. We're extremely happy to hear that you had a lovely stay with us. We'll surely pass on your nice comments to Nisha at the front desk. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Thanks and Regards,
Johnson Lodge Team!
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

I stayed for a night as there was peak tourist rush and I wanted solitude. but what a hotel this is superb rooms , large and airy. The restaurant and bar are great looking. They have a spa too .The service was wanting though. The food I think is shade better in the cafe with the same name nearby. I had lunch with the cafe people and found their service and food to be awesome. My dinner experience was good at Johnson lodge but breakfast was slow service and not so great food. the bread basket and preserves we ordered had 4 slices of white bread and mixed fruit jam ?? wonder why ? the eggs came without the salad and my coffee took 30 minutes. The waiters seemed hassled and too curt. They were not the smiling friendly kinds that was required for the experience to be great. Checkout took 30 minutes for no reason apparently other than lack of experience of staff. Might try the hotel next doors on another visit.

Room Tip: The road facing rooms have better views but the noise of traffic may be disturbing at times.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank atulsethi
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JohnsonLodge, Public Relations Manager at Johnson Lodge, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We're glad that you liked our rooms and the ambiance. We would like to personally apologize that your experience at our restaurant was not to your standards. In addition, for future visits to our restaurant, please feel free to share anything that you may be unhappy about with our managers. As they will be happy to fix any problem you may have. We hope you will give us another try. Till then...Bon Appetit!

Thanks and Regards,
Johnson Bar and Restaurant!
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Ghaziabad, India
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

Great location ,it is walking distance to Mall bec of which it is closer to most of the Places which one needs to visit. Despite that it is very beautiful and maintains the old world English charm and well manicured lawns.We had taken a family suite which was just too beautiful , extremely spacious .Nice and helpful staff.

Room Tip: If you are travelling with family and are not able to get a cottage here then you can go for the Fam...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank shailasharmadugala
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JohnsonLodge, Public Relations Manager at Johnson Lodge, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Dear Guest,

What a wonderful feedback. Thank you for sharing them with TripAdvisor and with us. We loved all the compliments an yes we agree that our location makes it easier for our guest to stroll around the town. We hope we can get the opportunity to have you again.

Thanks and Regards,
Johnson Lodge Team!
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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113 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

No need to beat around the bush, we really enjoyed staying at the Johnson Lodge. Walking distance to the shops which is very convenient when looking for something to eat or for some shopping.

The rooms are huge, and I have to agree with the other reviewers that these are the biggest beds I have seen in any hotel. The hotel is on the old side and the washroom especially looks tired. But really, you didn't come to Manali to stay in a hotel, so don't put too much consideration into that part. What you will love however is the views from the huge windows both in the morning and at night. Modern amenities and 40 inch LEDs you will find anywhere, but that VIEW, wow!

Hotel has a relaxed feel about it and there is a great restaurant at the next door hotel which is very good. Reception is friendly and overall outside of the fact the hotel betrays its age a bit too much, you really can't find much fault. And at the price we got the rooms, I will say I can't fault it at all.

Room Tip: Elevator was not working when we were there, so ask in advance and take rooms on lower floors if phy...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank arvidc
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JohnsonLodge, Public Relations Manager at Johnson Lodge, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for writing such a candid feedback. We're so glad that you had a lovely time staying with us. Your genuine appreciation of our lodge is a big source of encouragement. We look forward for your next visit.

Thanks and Regards,
Johnson Lodge Team!
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Property: Johnson Lodge
Address: Circuit House Road, Manali, Manali Tehsil 175131, India
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Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Kullu District > Manali Tehsil > Manali
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Manali
#5 Family Hotel in Manali
#7 Romantic Hotel in Manali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Johnson Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated at 6,726ft in the magnificent Himalayas, Johnson Lodge is a fairy tale lodge set in the heart of Manali. Just a stone throw away from a dense pine forest with an impressive view of the towering mountains and a 5 min walk to the Mall, Johnson Lodge's ideal location draws visitors from all over the world. Johnson Lodge is a fine example of the colonial era with a sprawling beautifully head out garden. Wood paneling and unique art work creates an aura of old world charm. Wooden flooring,rich furnishings complimented by modern amenities make the rooms- a home away from home, a luxurious retreat. Soaked in the space that is accessible to all the adjacent sightseeing points, Johnson Lodge spells charm, delight and indulgence. The Bar and Restaurant at Johnson Lodge offers a wide range of cocktails/mocktails and mouth watering cuisines. The Spa Magnolia at Johnson Lodge offers specialized Ayurvedic treatments that leaves one rejuvenated. And for paws, claws and jaws- we are perhaps the most pet friendly hotel in the town. ... more   less 
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